Koraput: Hardcore Maoist militia Damburu Khila, was arrested by Koraput police at Kodikhai village near Chatua in Koraput district today. He was wanted in connection with the murder of TDP MLA K Sarveswara Rao and former MLA S Soma in September last year in Andhra Pradesh.
Acting on a tip-off, Koraput police raided at Kodikhai village near Chatua village and nabbed Damburu. He will be handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA), informed Koraput SP Kanwar Bisal Singh.
Several cases, including murder are pending against him at several police stations in several police stations in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
Notably, ruling TDP MLA K Sarveswara Rao and his party colleague and former MLA Siveri Soma were gunned down by a group of 40 Maoists near Thutangi village while they were returning from a programme at a village in Araku, a tribal area in September last year. After the mishap NIA took up the investigation.